Johnny V
Johnny V

Johnny V

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://johnnyvlasolas.com/
  • Phone: (954) 761-7920
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 3:00pm,
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Johnny Vinczencz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We work with you to make your special event perfect for your needs. We can accomodate up to 170 and have semi private dining available for groups of 8-64.
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha Smith 954-761-7920x
  • Special Events: Please contact us for your special event needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may park along Las Olas Blvd. There are also 2 parking lots directly behind the restaurant.
A word from Johnny V
Johnny V opened in December of 2003 and features the unique cuisine of Chef Johnny Vinczencz. The food is Regional American with Latin and Caribbean influences. Chef Vincencz combines the freshest ingredients of South Florida with a beautifully blended selection of spices from the Caribbean and South America. The result is a wide ranging menu of unique items, like blue corn crusted calamari and ancho cinnamon grilled pork tenderloin. Sporting bold compositions and beautiful presentations, the cuisine at Johnny V is like a trek through America's Heartland by way of the islands. The Chef and his staff have worked had to make dining in this restaurant an elegant adventure.

The restaurant has received numerous accolades including 4 stars from the Miami Herald, 4 Stars from the Sun-Sentinel and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. In 2005, it was voted #1 of the top 100 restaurants in the Sun-Sentinel as well as Best New Restaurant in Conde Nast Traveler.
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Johnny V reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (70)special occasion (57)great for outdoor dining (47)neighborhood gem (43)notable wine list (40)romantic (36)hot spot (33)good for groups (25)great for lunch (13)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • All good, except for one important aspect...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food and service were very good; ambiance, noise level, and the table were perfect. The wine list was grossly overpriced for what you got (C'mon...$160 for a bottle of Newton unfiltered chardonnay that I bought the next day at Wine Plus for $49?). Felt really gouged, and because there are too many decent alternatives in the neighborhood that don't gouge their guests....probably won't come back. Just no price/value relationship here...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JimC
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    First time at Johnny V''s for lunch. Took new neighbors. Great menu with varied choices. Great service, reasonable prices. Look forward to returning. Discovered tables in back providing additional privacy. We each had salads which I recommend. Several to choose from with excellent toppings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great once again. notable wine list
    stevenhh
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great dining experience once again. Try the lobster special stuffed with crab meat and the champagne butter. Compliments to the chef! Very attentive service on a not so busy day. Everything made this a great dining once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Find Great Impresion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our family of five went to this restaurant for the firts time ever to celebrate an aniversary and we were not disappointed. I chose it at random in Google not even knowing what to expect and let me tell you that I would recommend it with confidence.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Restaurant on Los Olas Blvd
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Our waiter was so terrific His recommendations and service were top notch because he knew his stuff The three of us all agreed this was the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    STRUMCO
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    great happy hour excellent food good service - reasonable priced for Las Olas
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    For the cost of the food which was inconsistent, the service was horrific. Our waiter was not attentive at all and several times we had to ask other service staff for another drink or salt and pepper. The calamari app was over cooked yet my snapper was good. I feel when paying $75 a person, the food and service should be impeccable.
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  • Nice Surprise
    Doc143VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The place is smaller than I expected, but the service and the food are stars. Absolutely loved the cheese course, the amuse bouche, and everything we had. The snapper was outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diningout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our third trip to Johnny V. Our second disappointment in a row. While the food is outstanding, unfortunately the service was again poor. A good way to ruin a pleasant evening. Too many other equally good restaurants to tolerate this level of "service".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I would definitely go back for the food, unfortunately our dining experience was about 4 hours for 4 people which is a little long. Thankfully we were with good company. I know our server had a few too many tables and we felt a little neglected for drinks and maybe that fact that it was a saturday night was part of the problem. I will try it on another night and see if it gets better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection- AGAIN
    Evelyn
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We shared the most delicious and delightful dinner sitting street side on lovely Los Olas. Our server was impeccable. We began with Beef Carpacio stuffed with fresh lobster, sliced paper thin and garnished with a touch of pickled onion. My entree was almond encrusted stripe sea bass with a light and beautiful asparagus sauce . Finished the evening with a selection of their broad offers of cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Find!!
    AlliesdadVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Dinner was excellent! Several small dishes were brought out compliments of the chef, and they were fantastic! Would recommend this restaurant to everyone who enjoys good food, wine and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic First Night in Town Spot!
    FudgieMackinaw
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We arrived a little early for our 7:00 p.m. reservation so sat at the very attractive bar. Pleasantly surprised to learn it was Happy Hour until 7:00, half price drinks. Had a minor problem with the check that the server and manager jumped on right away and immediately made right. The Mushroom Stack is a must for mushroom lovers, a little sweet but marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    GeriVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We've been eating at Jonny V's for years and always experienced great food and service. This time, the food was still wonderful but the service was not only bad, the hostess and manager were rude. After waiting for a very long time for a waiter, my husband approached the hostess to ask if she could send over our waiter and her response was: "Are you seated at the table in the corner? When my husband said yes, she actually said "You've been seated, what more do you want?" Are you kidding. We ordered a bottle of wine and after waiting quite a while we were told they were out of that wine. They were also out of the after dinner drink we ordered. Wrong dessert was serviced, etc... We will give Johnny another try because the food is great.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was tasty and the presentation was top notch. However, my party of five was disappointed in the overall service, especially considering the restaurant was only about 40% full. The hostest not rude but was less than friendly and inviting. Our server was loud, short with us and would disappear for long periods of time. FInally, considering that business appeared to be lagging that night, not once did a manager come over and thank us for coming in. Maybe I was expecting too much. Just a little disappointing.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Dine Out Ft Lauderdale Favorite
    oscarVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale and were thrilled to take advantage of their Dine out Ft. Lauderdale menu this month. They offer a delicious 4 course menu for $35. Their smokey tomato soup is my absolute favorite. The spicy calamari appetizer is delicious. I don't think this restaurant makes anything I don't like. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    mon70
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everything was amazing! Food outstanding, service outstanding, place great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    MarlaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have wanted to try Johnny V's for awhile - we were not disappointed! The highlight was lobster trio appetizer - exceptional! We both had fish - flavourful, beautiful presentation and tasty side dishes. Bread pudding for dessert was yummy. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had a great time
    bobtheeater
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was very good. The service was very good. Had a great time at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal and service
    JuanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Awesome cheese selections and creative dishes. Our server was very attentive and informed on their offerings. Everything we had was superb. The duck meat balls were awesome as were the scallops served over short ribs. Did not to try the desserts but the bread pudding flan sounded very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative cuisine
    Snuznb411VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Although we eat here often for lunch, this was our first time for dinner. Although fairly expensive, the portions were generous and the recipes were rich and creative. I had the diver scallops with short ribs and lobster salad - very rich but very good. The double cut pork chop was excellent as well. The tapas appetizer for $28 was a little over the top but our guests enjoyed it. Definitely a special occasion place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that tapas starter
    Foodaholich
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We shared the tapas starter, next time I might have that for my main course! That tapas is sooooo tasty with a great mix of flavors, from sweet to spicy, I love the meat and cheese and those pecans and spicy tomatoes! My shrimp was a little overcooked, but it can be tricky to get shrimp just right, it was still tasty. Our waitress was really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Among the Best in Fort Lauderdale
    PatentPending
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I have dined here many many times for lunch and dinner. The food and service are always top notch. While there may be more trendy restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Johnny V is among the best meals to be had in this town. Great wine list. If you don't want a big meal, the wine and cheese selections are excellent too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    Mike624VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Johnny V is a consistently great restaurant, and one of my favorites. And now with the dine out Ft. Lauderdale, its only better. Consider dine out a tasting menu...and its fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lasolas
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The waiter came to our table the minute we sat down. He would regularly check on how we were doing throughout the meal. The food came out fast and was delicious. The salads, appetizers, and sides and sauces on each dish were very creative, unusual and delicious. Presentation of the food was nicely done. There were many different fish dishes to choose from. The prices were a bit high on the drinks but the food prices were fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't dine outside
    Redsrage
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Noise level was so high dining outside between the traffic and music from across the street, we hardly could hear each other. Plus you get to smell the exhaust fumes from traffic. We won't make that mistake again. Service was very attentive by Miro. Food was great but a little over priced.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price point, we expected more.
    MellowFellow
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    For the price point, we expected more from the taste of the food. The ideas and concepts for the food were definitely on point but for the $$$$ we just expected a bit more in the overall taste & flavor mix department.
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  • Must go
    eat2live
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went for Ft lauderdale dines. Wide variety of choices for a fixex menu. The food was tasty, service was great, sit outside for people watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The service was wonderful. I really was impressed with getting new silverware after every course. I will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasty
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great service & drinks. Our salad and soup were very tasty. Entrees left a lot to be desired.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    BNoles
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I took advantage of the "Dine Out" menu and don't regret it. All four courses were tasty and the wait staff was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    happyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have never been to Johnny V's and we decided to go for the Dine Out Lauderdale.. I cannot say enough about the menu that they produced for this event. The food was outstanding as was the service. I think I have found a new restaurant to frequent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and very average service
    gomarlins
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    been to Johnny V about 10 times, food is always consistent and great. this occasion, my service was less than impeccable. had to pour our own wine as a group. server forgot our order and even brought out the wrong apps. they were not busy at all for a Saturday. very surprising. kitchen was on point. the floor was not. manager laughing and giggling with hostess rather than greeting guests and helping the servers. just seemed very C level for such prices and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Mark
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We read the reviews and were looking forward to it, but it was pretty average abd definitely overpriced. Good wine list. Good service and nice atmosphere but the food was less then inspirational. Food combinations lacked imagination and the subtle flavors of things like scallops were overwhelmed by pairing with dense mashed potatoes and short ribs.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Started great ended poorly
    Getinspired2day
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Celebrating a bachelorette dinner and server's attitude went south after we asked for the check to be split up a certain way. I have never had a server say this is going to take a while. Didn't listen to how we wanted it split and messed the request up three times. We were patrons of an earlier dinner and the busier it got the service goes. Delicious food and wine!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food
    Dinning4Fun
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Big portions of delicate food cooked to perfection. Great location in Las Olas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Johnny V's - always the best
    rreviews
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great seafood, salads, sandwiches and appetizers for lunch with original preparation and great flavors. Share the Wild Mushroom Pancake Short Stack or the Tapas Sharing Platter. Service was fantastic and great place to people watch on Las Olas. Dinner entrees are awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant on las olas
    BrookeNyc1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Johnny V has been a long time favorite of mine. Food and service is always impeccable. Great wine list. We recently dined for my father in laws 70th birthday. My family and I loved every dish. I had the filet which was so juicy and delicious, it melted in my mouth. I look forward to dining again at Johnny V's very soon. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect anniversary dinner
    nbfixit
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was our first time at Johnny V. We wanted someplace different, and out of our neighborhood, to celebrate our 36th anniversary. We did run into someone my wife knew, but it was on the way out. Our server, Michael, was wonderful as was Diego for our wine selection which went very well with the snapper special. We're looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great until the steak
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were very excited to go back to JohnnyV's. Had a nice quiet table and the service was attentive. Great cheese selection and the apps were perfect. The only issue, and it was a big one was the two steaks we ordered medium rare, were served medium well, and it took a while to find the waiter. Very surprised at a place of this reputation and cost. Would go back, but ...
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.